15 Jul – Just as the backlash on Annie Yi is starting to die down, Hong Kong filmmaker Stanley Kwan is fuelling it back up by expressing his thoughts about the Taiwanese singer's recent blunder in expressing her thoughts about the late Cantopop diva Anita Mui.
As reported on World Journal, Kwan, who has directed Anita in his award-winning movie "Rouge" in 1988, said that he has not read the reports but personally respects Anita's judgement and personal values.
"Everybody has their own goals they want to achieve, and everybody has their own way of living, so what gives Annie the right to criticise Anita?" he added.
His statement was echoed by many netizens, who agreed that the Taiwanese singer has no right to judge other people's choices.
Annie sparked a huge backlash following an interview on the reality show, "Sisters Who Make Waves" last month when she called herself lucky to find her self-worth after finding love. She then used the example of Anita Mui, saying that the late Cantopop diva looked for love her entire life and couldn't find it.
She had since apologised and stated that her words were taken out of context, adding that she has met Anita in the past and that the singer was very kind towards her, telling her that the best thing in life is to have someone whom you love, love you back.
(Photo Source: World Journal)